ERIC Number: ED103729
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
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Female Role Perception and Attitudes Toward Competence as Related to Activism in Housewives.
Unger, Rhoda K.; Krooth, Diane M.
This study explored the extent of negative attitudes toward success among housewives by means of objective and projective tests. Since married women with families constitute the majority of women over 25, the authors found it important to determine how prevalent negative attitudes toward personal achievement in women were among them. Fifty-three married adult women comprised the sample group, with 30 of the women described as "activist" and 23 as nonactivist." Those women having a regular affiliation outside the home with a group promoting social change were termed "activist." The Inventory of Feminine Values was administered and evaluated for presence or absence of the motive to avoid success. Results indicated that despite the highly favorable attitudes toward self-actualization by the subjects, high levels of negative effect toward success in the more the more projective measures were also present. Contrary to the hypothesis, activism did not generally predict fear of success imagery, although activism did predict stronger self-orientation than did nonactivism. (Author/PC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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